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After months of the president and members of Congress bickering over the federal budget, the White House said today it was encouraged by concessions Democrats made over the weekend in crafting a $500 billion-plus catchall spending bill. While the bill mainly sticks with the president's proposed budget, it also shifts money to social programs the president wanted to cut.
How lessons learned around the family table are influencing the way would-be presidents are running.
Cindy met John McCain in 1979, while she was on vacation with her parents in Hawaii.
Constitutional changes proposed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, which would have permitted him to run indefinitely for re-election, narrowly failed at the polls, producing a mixed reaction among foes and supporters. The measures were voted down by 51 to 49 percent. This was Chávez's first electoral defeat, leading some U.S. officials to believe that Venezuelans are wary of their leader's having unchecked power.
Hillary Clinton may be a Democratic favorite, but if Republicans had to choose which Democratic candidate they'd like to see win the nomination, she wouldn't be the pick. In a new poll released today by the Pew Research Center, the two candidates who are closely following Clinton in the polls—Barack Obama and John Edwards—are more popular with GOP voters. Twenty-one percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning registered voters said they'd pick Obama to win the nomination, and 17 percent chose Edwards. Clinton came in third, with 11 percent.
Polls being conducted by GOP candidates appear to show a growing chance that underfunded hopeful Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa caucus, a victory that would upset the race and help Rudy Giuliani, according to Republican political advisers.